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"new" transmission and now torque bind?

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#1 badjer


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Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:16 PM

Hi All again

About 3 weeks ago I went ahead and had my 96 Outback (2.2l, 5 spd mt, 193k) worked on and got a new clutch, 'new' transmission from a local place my shop talked to, timing belt, water pump, etc done at a local mechanic. Now I notice on tight, slow turns that the car does not roll freely and needs a little extra gas. Is this the dreaded torque bind in action? The car did not do this before, so is this a problem coming from the new transmission or did something get damagage/rearranged during all the work that was done? What is my next step.. live with it or take it back? thanks


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Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:37 PM

Can't answer your question, badjer--am sure some of the "torque bind" gurus will have some good thoughts on it. But I would definitely go back to the shop and discuss it with them. At least you'll be on the record with them about the problem.

Good luck.

#3 simbey1982


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Posted 01 August 2005 - 03:16 AM

tourqe bind is a knocking sound that kind of shakes the car...mine was always present at more speed than slow.....i would look elsewhere.....PS its also more prevalent in AT....but check your tire pressure....have a 4 wheel alignment done, and balance your tires

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 05:30 AM

Make sure the front and rear axle ratios are still the same. If they are, the viscous coupling was replaced with the new transaxle, and may be bad.

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:12 AM

why did the old tranny need to be replaced?

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:47 AM

It had a loud whine under acceleration, and rattled/knocked when it was out of gear and clutch was out. My mechanic (whom I have trusted so far) said it might as well be replaced while the clutch/timing belt/water pump was being done since the labor would be about the same either way.


why did the old tranny need to be replaced?

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